Resources 

Helpful Websites for Your Research  

Patient Checklists

http://www.thetakechargepatient.com/download.html

Visit my Doctella Page
The below link takes you to my checklists and sample questions on Doctella. Each can be customized just for you.
https://www.doctella.com/partner-content-provider.html?cus_id=MAE001

Download the mobile app to get my interactive checklists, forms and questions on Doctella. Simply type in “Martine” and you will be taken to my Doctella page!             


General Health Information

American Academy of Family Practice
http://www.aafp.org/

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

American College of Physicians
http://www.acponline.org/

American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org/

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org

Consumer Reports (subscription required)
http://consumerreports.org/health/home.htm

Family Doctor
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts
http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/

Livestrong: Lance Armstrong’s Foundation
http://www.livestrong.com/

University of California at Berkeley wellness site
http://www.wellnessletter.com/

Up To Date
http://www.uptodate.com/patients/index.html


Health Care Reform (ACA) Information

2013 Health Reform and You
Provided by The National Patient Advocate Foundation
AARP on HealthCare Reform

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Summary of the Affordable Care Act

U.S Department of Health & Human Services
Basics about the Law

Rights and Protections of Health Care Reform

Health Insurance Marketplace


Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

Choosing Wisely


Patient Checklists

http://www.thetakechargepatient.com/download.html


Health Care Advocacy

AdvocateDirectory
A listing of individuals and organizations devoted to health care safety, quality and support
www.advocatedirectory.org

Pilot Health Advocates
http://pilothealthadvocates.com

Advoconnection
http://www.advoconnection.com

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants


Online Patients Communities

Treatment Diaries 
www.TreatmentDiaries.com

Alliance Health Networks
http://alliancehealth.com

Inspire.com
http://www.inspire.com

Healing Well
http://www.healingwell.com

Ask a Patient
http://www.askapatient.com

Health eTreatment
http://www.healthetreatment.com

Patients Like Me
http://www.patientslikeme.com


Cancer Support/Resource Communities

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Pink-Link


Hernia Support/Resources

Beverly Hills Hernia Center, Shirin Towfigh, MD

Hernia Talk 

American Hernia Society


Medical School Websites for Credible Research on Your Health, Illness, Condition, Treatment Plans and More

Harvard Medical School
http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp

Stanford School of Medicine
http://med.stanford.edu/

UCLA Medical Center
http://www.ucla.edu/

University of California at Los Angeles health site
http://www.uclahealth.org/
http://www.ucla.edu/research.html/


Clinics and Hospitals for Credible Research on Your Health, Illness, Condition, Treatment Plans and More


Cleveland Clinic Website
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/default.aspx

The Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
http://www.mdanderson.org/

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/44.cfm

Scripps in San Diego, California
http://www.scripps.org/


Government Health Resources

AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

Health.gov
http://health.gov/

Health Finder.gov
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

HHS.Gov
http://www.hhs.gov/

Medline Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.giv/medlineplus/

National Institutes of Health
http://nih.gov/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
http://fda.gov/

U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Pub Med
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

World Health Organization (WHO )
http://www.who.int/en/


Diseases and Conditions

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/

American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org/

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/

City of Hope
http://www.cityofhope.org

Clinical Trials
http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Cure Together
http://www.curetogether.com/

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/

National Institutes of Health—Office of Rare Diseases Research
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/

Mesothelioma
http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/treatment/medical/


Senior Resources


American Association of Retired Persons
http://www.aarp.org/

Assisted Living Federation of America
http://www.alfa.org

Caring For Your Parents
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/caringforyourparents/

Center For Healthy Aging
http://www.healthyagingprograms.org/

Leading Age
http://www.leadingage.org/

Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov/

ParentGiving
http://www.parentgiving.com/


Drug Safety

Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/health/prescription_drugs/index.htm

Drugs.Com
http://www.drugs.com/

Epocrates
http://www.epocrates.com/

Safe Medication
http://www.safemedication.com/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov

Health Tools at AARP


Prescription Medication Assistance


Chronic Disease Fund
http://www.cdfund.org/Patients.aspx

NeedyMeds
http://www.needymeds.org

FamilyWize
http://familywize.org

RxAssist
http://www.rxassist.org/patients

HealthWell Foundation
http://www.healthwellfoundation.org

Chronic Disease Fund
http://www.cdfund.org/Patients.aspx


Help to Manage and Track Your Medications

ExpressWell

RememberItNow

MyMedSchedule

RxVitality

HealthVault


Research Your Hospital

AHCJ Association of Health Care Journalists
http://www.hospitalinspections.org/

Consumer Reports Hospital Ratings (subscription required)
http://www.consumerreports.org/health/doctors-hospitals/doctorsand-hospitals.htm

HealthGrades
http://www.healthgrades.com/

Hospital Compare
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/

The Joint Commission
http://www.jointcommission.org/

The LeapFrog Group
http://www.leapfroggroup.org/cp


Research Your Physician's Credentials

HealthGrades

American Board of Medical Specialties

Federation of State Licensing Boards (See if the doctor is licensed in your state)

AIM

Information on How To Get Copies of Your Medical Records
Center on Medical Rights and Privacy
Georgetown University

 

Resources for Nurses

Nursefriendly, Inc.
http://www.nursefriendly.com

Nursingentrepreneurs.com
Nationwide Nursing resource to nurse entrepreneurs looking to nework and start home based businesses.
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com

AllOneSearch.com
http://www.allonesearch.com/nurses


 
     

 
   

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